Simply Influencing


1 day – 12 participants

‘Competence on the job without the ability to make things happen in the organisation results in wasted effort.’ ( Influencing Within Organisations, Andzr Huczynski)

In ever-flatter organisations, we daily need buy-in from cross-functional business units, senior management and direct reports. Even if we have the authority to ‘make demands’ from any of these parties, which is rare, it’s simply not the most effective way to achieve cooperation, creativity or productivity.

Simply Influencing is a hugely popular workshop that gives practical, easy-to-use skills to make the most of all our daily influencing situations with family, friends and colleagues!

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Until you’ve planned several questions that start with the words ‘who’,’ what’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ respectively, you’re not done with your preparation.

Play back and make sure you understand fully before planting seeds.

Intention counts. ‘If our efforts in communication are regarded as manipulative, self-serving, intimidating or condescending, the person with whom we’re communicating will feel untrusting, wary and unable to articulate themselves effectively.’ Covey

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"I wanted to thank you again for yesterday’s workshop.  I’ve attended a few professional development sessions in my lifetime but none as interesting and practical as this one. Often, day-long workshops cover a lot of broad material, making it difficult to apply afterwards in a holistic way. 
While the content of the influencing workshop is inherently interesting and engaging, I can also see myself keenly applying it in all areas of my life, so it will also be very practical." 
Executive Officer, La Trobe University
“I use influencing and collaboration on a daily basis.  This session gave valuable, practical information and tools that I can use every day”
Telstra CMO
“I thought the technology and role plays were more practical than any others I’ve done!”
IAG Motor Assessing Consultant
“Interesting, relevant, motivating, enlightening and fast moving” 
Logistics Manager, Mainfreight Logistics
"I now approach influencing very differently. I am less judgemental, I’m doing far more preparation into thinking styles and motivations than I did previously, I’m more analytical and am finding this extremely beneficial especially before high-stakes meetings or formal negotiations.” Telstra Operations
“The content covered relevant topics.  The facilitator’s enthusiasm helped us stay focused.  This course will be used not only in my professional but also in my personal life!” 
GAPbuster (mystery shopping)
“Really relevant for me as my role requires much stakeholder management” 
Telstra Retail

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What our clients say...

Business Development Manager

I now feel less nervous about the concept of presenting generally and more in control of the process

Category Manager
General Mills

Carolyn not only presented useful information but demonstrated what she taught

Category Manager

I had a fantastic experience, thank you Carolyn. I'm now more inspired to face challenges.

Customer Service Officer
First State Super

Very productive and empowering experience

Victorian Auditor General's Office

Very interactive and practical, not only for presenting, but also for reporting structures

Victoria Auditor General's Office

Fantastic, approachable, fun and really helpful

Treasury Corporation Victoria

Excellent. Good mixture of theory and practice. One of the best courses I have ever experienced

Finance Operations Manager

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

Finance Operations Manager

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

General Manager

“Until I met Carolyn and listened to her audio course, I thought that to be a good presenter, I needed to morph into a different person. Carolyn helped me realise that being true to my unique style and personality is my greatest asset when presenting. She provides really useful tools and techniques that helped me develop my very own formula for presentation success”

General Manager

It is all about outcomes for F2F and this is what I most appreciated as a participant in the Influencing Skills training - they always had my growth as a leader in mind, and I was kept honest through follow up work to ensure my learning was put into practice.

General Manager Business Operations
IAG (Insurance Australia Group)

Carolyn was excellent. Great anecdotes, great pace, very engaging

General Manager Marketing

Fantastic depth of knowledge and ability to demonstrate technology

HR Director
adidas Australia

Each year we ask F2F back to deliver training at adidas because they are organised, know their stuff and get results. The execution is seamless and their exceptional ability as trainers, unquestionable.

International Market Research Firm

Carolyn was helpful, respectful, empathetic and humorous€ a consummate presenter. Thank you

Logistics Manager
Mainfreight Logistics

Interesting, relevant, motivating, enlightening and fast moving

National Business Manager

Very relevant, logical, useful information. Immediately applicable in the workplace.

Operations Manager
IAG Limited

Not only have I personally seen the skills of my team improve, their feedback suggests unanimously that the programs were well organised, professional, challenging and stimulating. They felt in short they had indeed developed their skills.


Excellent! Very knowledgable and experienced and it shows.

Regulatory analyst
Essential Services Commission

Lots of great tips. Lots of references to other resources. A terrific framework for planning presentations. A very worthwhile use of my time

Regulatory Consultant
Essential Services Commission

I can use everything that we covered in the session immediately in all of my work - highly relevant! It will save me heaps of time and help me focus on a clear message that connects with the reader.

Sales analyst

This training provided the structure and knowledge I was looking for. My role often requires me to persuade people. This provided me with the tools to do so.

Sales Development Manager

A wealth of information and very supportive in delivery

Senior Associate

Apart from presentations, these skills will be useful for ordering my thoughts in arguments for meetings and preparing written advice

Senior Associate

Very engaging and practical.  Planning was always hard and time consuming for me.  The skills learnt will definitely solve that.

Telstra Media/Entertainment

Fantastic – feeling very empowered now. Looking forward to my next presentation.

Telstra Relationship Marketing

The best presentation skills I’ve done and in fact among the best training I’ve done.  I used the planning format straight away and it worked.  Fantastic course.